The Minutemen was an American punk rock band formed in San Pedro, California in 1980. Comprising guitarist D. Boon, bassist Mike Watt and drummer George Hurley, the Minutemen recorded four albums and eight EPs before Boon’s unexpected death in December 1985. They were noted in the Californian punk rock community for a philosophy of “jamming econo”: a sense of thriftiness reflected in their touring and presentation…read more
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Albums by The Minutemen
A TRIBUTE TO “WE JAM ECONO”
an original moment in time, man!
in the winter of 2007/8
From the jump, even their name is ambiguous. Fine. In heavy scholarship ambiguity is a key to lasting art. Was the name denotative of small, short, revolutionary, or what? In physics a minute is often used in the span of time to bring scale…and the minutemen? Bacon, Goethe, and Emerson, or whoever said, “Art is long, Life is short, Judgement difficult, Opportunity transient.” Could the answer be found in San Pedro High School? ...Read More
The Minutemen – WE JAM ECONO – History Lesson Part II